Assistant Accountant - 12 month fixed term contract (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)

AssistantAccountant - 12 month fixed term (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)

Location: Flexible (although must be within acommutable distance to Swindon)

The opportunity:

We are currently recruiting for anassistant accountant to join the UK Life Reporting finance function. As part of the role you will be responsiblefor timely and accurate preparation of internal and external financialinformation in order to balance financial performance, compliance, and customersatisfaction. We are looking for an enthusiasticcandidate who is able to work both independently and as part of a team in orderto identify operational improvements whilst delivering on our commitment tocustomers. As a member of the team you will play a vital part in helping thedepartment to achieve its operational objectives and ensure the team delivers ahigh quality service

Key activities:

Examples of potential activities thatyou may be asked to support are:

  • Review the accuracy of balance sheet, profit& loss and other financial information required by the Zurich Group, inline with Zurich Group instructions, guidelines and policies;
  • Preparation of quarterly management andinterim accounts for non-insurance companies;
  • Preparation of annual statutoryaccounts on both an FRS 101 and FRS 102 basis;
  • Support year end statutory audit activitiesincluding Directors’ emoluments and related parties information;
  • Ongoing analysis / oversight of SAPledgers including assistance with intercompany balance queries, cash managementand journal entries/queries;
  • Proactivelysearch for internal control and operational improvements;
  • Review control evidence provided by theRegional Finance Centre (RFC) in Krakow to support sign off by local managers;
  • Manage stakeholder relationships with Finance,Accounting, Reporting and Operations management team, local auditors, CompanySecretarial and the wider Finance department;
  • Assistance with ad hoc project work.
  • Your skills andexperience:

  • Part/Fully Qualified Accountant;
  • Knowledge of financial systems &business platforms (SAP an advantage);
  • Microsoft office experience essential;
  • Financial reporting experience (anadvantage);
  • Financial services experience (anadvantage);
  • Excellent time and task managementskills;
  • Competently act as a change agent withthe appetite to initiate and implement change and continuous process improvements;
  • Makes decisions in line with responsibility and accountability;
  • Excellent problem solving skills;
  • Knowledge of financial serviceslegislation, regulation and accounting policies (an advantage)
  • The reward:

    As well as a competitive salary we also offeran excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes –

  • 12% Non Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual company bonuses
  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3volunteering days
  • Private medical cover
  • Income Protection
  • Life Cover
  • Discounted gym membership,
  • Discounted gadget insurance
  • Discounted technology offers
  • Virtual GP appointments
  • Plus much more!
  • At Zurich we will consider requests forflexible working on hiring. Many of our employees work flexibly in manydifferent ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element ofworking from home or compressed hours. Please talk to us at interviewabout the flexibility you may need. Who we are:

    With about 55,000 employees serving customersin more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measuredby our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in workingin a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises andrewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could bejust the place for you. The success of our business is built on thecontributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day toposition us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look tohire great people and we encourage those people to give their best. 

    You’ll feel the support of being part of astrong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, wemake every effort to address the career development needs and plans of ouremployees to ensure their success in the future.

    Further information:

    At Zurich we areproud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We wantyou to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and wewant our employee base to reflect that.

    Our diversity andinclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcomeregardless of protected characteristics.

    With the above inmind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background,beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women,people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who areLGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

    We are committedto continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range oftraining and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate aboutsupporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering,charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.

    We have won numerous awards for our work on Diversity and Inclusion. Weare also proud to be nominated for the 2020 Insurance Times award for Diversityand Inclusion. You can read about our awards on our website.

    So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired.Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us. 

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